Form of restricted stock unit agreement under the Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. 2021 Incentive Award Plan
LIFE TIME GROUP HOLDINGS, INC.
2021 INCENTIVE AWARD PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT GRANT NOTICE
Capitalized terms not specifically defined in this Restricted Stock Unit Grant Notice (the Grant Notice) have the meanings given to them in the 2021 Incentive Award Plan (as amended from time to time, the Plan) of Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. (the Company).
The Company hereby grants to the participant listed below (Participant) the Restricted Stock Units described in this Grant Notice (the RSUs), subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and the Restricted Stock Unit Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A (the Agreement), both of which are incorporated into this Grant Notice by reference. [Each RSU is hereby granted in tandem with a corresponding dividend equivalent to the extent a portion of such RSU is vested, as further described in Article II of the Agreement (the Dividend Equivalents).]1
|Participant:||[Insert Participant Name]|
|Grant Date:||[Insert Grant Date]|
|Number of RSUs:||[Insert Number of RSUs]|
|Vesting Commencement Date:||[Insert Vesting Commencement Date]|
|Vesting Schedule:||[To be specified in individual agreements]|
[Withholding Tax Election: By accepting this Award electronically through the Plan service providers online grant acceptance policy, the Participant understands and agrees that as a condition of the grant of the RSUs hereunder, the Participant is required to, and hereby affirmatively elects to (the Sell to Cover Election), (1) sell that number of Shares determined in accordance with Section 2.5 of the Agreement as may be necessary to satisfy all applicable withholding obligations with respect to any taxable event arising in connection with the RSUs, and (2) to allow the Agent (as defined in the Agreement) to remit the cash proceeds of such sale(s) to the Company. Furthermore, the Participant directs the Company to make a cash payment equal to the required tax withholding from the cash proceeds of such sale(s) directly to the appropriate taxing authorities. The Participant has carefully reviewed Section 2.5 of the Agreement and the Participant hereby represents and warrants that on the date hereof he or she is not aware of any material, nonpublic information with respect to the Company or any securities of the Company, is not subject to any legal, regulatory or contractual restriction that would prevent the Agent from conducting sales, does not have, and will not attempt to exercise, authority, influence or control over any sales of Shares effected by the Agent pursuant to the Agreement, and is entering into the Agreement and this election to sell to cover in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade the prohibitions of Rule 10b5-1 (regarding trading of the Companys securities on the basis of material nonpublic information) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act). It is the Participants intent that this election to sell to cover comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1)(i)(B) under the Exchange Act and be interpreted to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c) under the Exchange Act.
Note to Draft: To include if dividend equivalents will be granted in tandem.
By accepting this Award electronically through the Plan service providers online grant acceptance policy, Participant agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Plan, the Agreement and the Grant Notice. Participant has reviewed the Agreement, the Plan and the Grant Notice in their entirety, has had an opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing the Grant Notice and fully understands all provisions of the Grant Notice, the Agreement and the Plan. Participant hereby agrees to accept as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the Administrator upon any questions arising under the Plan, the Grant Notice and the Agreement.
|LIFE TIME GROUP HOLDINGS, INC.||PARTICIPANT|
TO RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT GRANT NOTICE
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
Pursuant to the Grant Notice to which this Agreement is attached, the Company has granted to Participant the number of RSUs set forth in the Grant Notice.
Section 1.1 Defined Terms. Capitalized terms not specifically defined herein shall have the meanings specified in the Plan or the Grant Notice. For purposes of this Agreement,
(a) Cessation Date shall mean the date of Participants Termination of Service (regardless of the reason for such termination).
(b) Participating Company shall mean the Company or any of its parents or Subsidiaries.
(c) Proprietary Information shall mean (a) the name, address and/or contact information of any customer, supplier or affiliate of the Company or any information concerning the transactions or relations of any customer, supplier or affiliate of the Company or any of its shareholders; (b) any information concerning any product, service, technology or procedure offered or used by the Company or any of its affiliates, or under development by or being considered for use by the Company or any of its affiliates; (c) any information relating to marketing or pricing plans or methods, capital structure, or any business or strategic plans of the Company or any of its affiliates; (d) any inventions, innovations, trade secrets or other items covered by Section 3.2 and Section 3.9; and (e) any other information which the Company or any of its affiliates has determined and communicated to the Participant in writing to be proprietary information for purposes hereof; provided, however, that Proprietary Information shall not include any information that is or becomes generally known to the public other than through actions of the Participant in violation of the restrictive covenants set forth in ARTICLE III.
Section 1.2 Incorporation of Terms of Plan. The RSUs and the shares of Common Stock issued to Participant hereunder (Shares) are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and the Plan (including, without limitation, Section 10.6 thereof), which is incorporated herein by reference. In the event of any inconsistency between the Plan and this Agreement, the terms of the Plan shall control.
AWARD OF RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS
Section 2.1 Award of RSUs [and Dividend Equivalents]
(a) In consideration of Participants past and/or continued employment with or service to a Participating Company and for other good and valuable consideration, effective as of the grant date set forth in the Grant Notice (the Grant Date), the Company has granted to Participant the number of RSUs set forth in the Grant Notice, upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Grant Notice, the Plan and this Agreement, subject to adjustment as provided in Article VIII of the Plan. Each RSU represents the right to
receive one Share at the times and subject to the conditions set forth herein. However, unless and until the RSUs have vested, Participant will have no right to the payment of any Shares subject thereto. Prior to the actual delivery of any Shares, the RSUs will represent an unsecured obligation of the Company, payable only from the general assets of the Company.
(b) [The Company hereby grants to Participant an Award of Dividend Equivalents with respect to each RSU granted pursuant to the Grant Notice for all ordinary cash dividends that are paid to all or substantially all holders of the outstanding Shares between the Grant Date and the date when the applicable RSU is distributed or paid to Participant or is forfeited or expires. The Dividend Equivalents for each RSU shall be equal to the amount of cash that is paid as a dividend on one Share. All such Dividend Equivalents shall be credited to Participant and be deemed to be reinvested in additional RSUs as of the date of payment of any such dividend based on the Fair Market Value of a Share on such date. Each additional RSU that results from such deemed reinvestment of Dividend Equivalents granted hereunder shall be subject to the same vesting, distribution or payment, adjustment and other provisions that apply to the underlying RSU to which such additional RSU relates.]2
Section 2.2 Vesting of RSUs [and Dividend Equivalents].
(a) Subject to Participants continued employment with or service to a Participating Company on each applicable vesting date and subject to the terms of this Agreement, the RSUs shall vest in such amounts and at such times as are set forth in the Grant Notice. [Each additional RSU that results from deemed reinvestments of Dividend Equivalents pursuant to Section 2.1(b) shall vest whenever the underlying RSU to which such additional RSU relates vests.]
(b) In the event Participant incurs a Termination of Service, except as may be otherwise provided by the Administrator or as set forth in a written agreement between Participant and the Company, Participant shall immediately forfeit any and all RSUs [and Dividend Equivalents] granted under this Agreement that have not vested or do not vest on or prior to the date on which such Termination of Service occurs, and Participants rights in any such RSUs [and Dividend Equivalents] that are not so vested shall lapse and expire.
(a) Distribution or Payment of RSUs. Participants RSUs shall be distributed in Shares (either in book-entry form or otherwise) within 60 days following the vesting of the applicable RSU pursuant to Section 2.2. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may delay a distribution or payment in settlement of RSUs if it reasonably determines that such payment or distribution will violate federal securities laws or any other Applicable Law, provided that such distribution or payment shall be made at the earliest date at which the Company reasonably determines that the making of such distribution or payment will not cause such violation, as required by Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-2(b)(7)(ii), and provided further that no payment or distribution shall be delayed under this Section 2.3(a) if such delay will result in a violation of Section 409A.
(b) All distributions shall be made by the Company in the form of whole Shares, and any fractional share shall be distributed in cash in an amount equal to the value of such fractional share determined based on the Fair Market Value as of the date immediately preceding the date of such distribution.
NTD: Insert for dividend equivalents.
Section 2.4 Conditions to Issuance of Certificates. The Company shall not be required to issue or deliver any certificate or certificates for any Shares or to cause any Shares to be held in book-entry form prior to the fulfillment of all of the following conditions: (a) the admission of the Shares to listing on all stock exchanges on which such Shares are then listed, (b) the completion of any registration or other qualification of the Shares under any state or federal law or under rulings or regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission or other governmental regulatory body, which the Administrator shall, in its absolute discretion, deem necessary or advisable, (c) the obtaining of any approval or other clearance from any state or federal governmental agency that the Administrator shall, in its absolute discretion, determine to be necessary or advisable, and (d) the receipt of full payment of any applicable withholding tax in accordance with Section 2.5 by the Participating Company with respect to which the applicable withholding obligation arises.
Section 2.5 Tax Withholding. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement:
(a) [As set forth in Section 9.5 of the Plan, the Company shall have the authority and the right to deduct or withhold, or to require the Participant to remit to the Company, an amount sufficient to satisfy all applicable federal, state and local taxes required by law to be withheld with respect to any taxable event arising in connection with the RSUs. In satisfaction of such tax withholding obligations and in accordance with the Sell to Cover Election included in the Grant Notice, the Participant has irrevocably elected to sell the portion of the Shares to be delivered under the RSUs necessary so as to satisfy the tax withholding obligations and shall execute any letter of instruction or agreement required by the Companys transfer agent (together with any other party the Company determines necessary to execute the Sell to Cover Election, the Agent) to cause the Agent to irrevocably commit to forward the proceeds necessary to satisfy the tax withholding obligations directly to the Company and/or its Affiliates. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Company shall not be obligated to deliver any new certificate representing Shares to the Participant or the Participants legal representative or enter such Shares in book entry form unless and until the Participant or the Participants legal representative shall have paid or otherwise satisfied in full the amount of all federal, state and local taxes applicable to the taxable income of the Participant resulting from the grant or vesting of the RSUs or the issuance of Shares. In accordance with Participants Sell to Cover Election pursuant to the Grant Notice, the Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees:
(i) The Participant hereby appoints the Agent as the Participants agent and authorizes the Agent to (1) sell on the open market at the then prevailing market price(s), on the Participants behalf, as soon as practicable on or after the Shares are issued upon the vesting of the RSUs, that number (rounded up to the next whole number) of the Shares so issued necessary to generate proceeds to cover (x) any tax withholding obligations incurred with respect to such vesting or issuance and (y) all applicable fees and commissions due to, or required to be collected by, the Agent with respect thereto and (2) apply any remaining funds to the Participants federal tax withholding.
(ii) The Participant hereby authorizes the Company and the Agent to cooperate and communicate with one another to determine the number of Shares that must be sold pursuant to subsection (i) above.
(iii) The Participant understands that the Agent may effect sales as provided in subsection (i) above in one or more sales and that the average price for executions resulting from bunched orders will be assigned to the Participants account. In addition, the Participant acknowledges that it may not be possible to sell Shares as provided by subsection (i) above due to (1) a legal or contractual restriction applicable to the Participant or the Agent, (2) a market disruption, or (3) rules governing order execution priority on the national exchange where the
Shares may be traded. The Participant further agrees and acknowledges that in the event the sale of Shares would result in material adverse harm to the Company, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion, the Company may instruct the Agent not to sell Shares as provided by subsection (i) above. In the event of the Agents inability to sell Shares, the Participant will continue to be responsible for the timely payment to the Company and/or its Affiliates of all federal, state, local and foreign taxes that are required by applicable laws and regulations to be withheld, including but not limited to those amounts specified in subsection (i) above.
(iv) The Participant acknowledges that regardless of any other term or condition of this Section 2.5(a), the Agent will not be liable to the Participant for (1) special, indirect, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, or incidental losses or damages of any kind, or (2) any failure to perform or for any delay in performance that results from a cause or circumstance that is beyond its reasonable control.
(v) The Participant hereby agrees to execute and deliver to the Agent any other agreements or documents as the Agent reasonably deems necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes and intent of this Section 2.5(a). The Agent is a third-party beneficiary of this Section 2.5(a).
(vi) This Section 2.5(a) shall terminate not later than the date on which all tax withholding obligations arising in connection with the vesting or settlement of the Award have been satisfied.
(b) The Company shall not be obligated to deliver any certificate representing Shares issuable with respect to the RSUs to, or to cause any such Shares to be held in book-entry form by, Participant or his or her legal representative unless and until Participant or his or her legal representative shall have paid or otherwise satisfied in full the amount of all federal, state, local and foreign taxes applicable with respect to the taxable income of Participant resulting from the vesting or settlement of the RSUs or any other taxable event related to the RSUs.
(c) Participant is ultimately liable and responsible for all taxes owed in connection with the RSUs, regardless of any action the Company or any other Participating Company takes with respect to any tax withholding obligations that arise in connection with the RSUs. No Participating Company makes any representation or undertaking regarding the treatment of any tax withholding in connection with the awarding, vesting or settlement of the RSUs or the subsequent sale of Shares. The Participating Companies do not commit and are under no obligation to structure the RSUs to reduce or eliminate Participants tax liability.]3
(a) [The Participating Companies have the authority to deduct or withhold, or require Participant to remit to the applicable Participating Company, an amount sufficient to satisfy any applicable federal, state, local and foreign taxes (including the employee portion of any FICA obligation) required by Applicable Law to be withheld with respect to any taxable event arising pursuant to this Agreement. The Participating Companies may withhold or Participant may make such payment in one or more of the forms specified below:
(i) by cash or check made payable to the Participating Company with respect to which the withholding obligation arises;
Note to Draft: To include for mandatory sell to cover election.
(ii) by the deduction of such amount from other compensation payable to Participant;
(iii) with respect to any withholding taxes arising in connection with the vesting or settlement of the RSUs, with the consent of the Administrator, by requesting that the Company withhold a net number of vested shares of Stock otherwise issuable pursuant to the RSUs having a then current Fair Market Value not exceeding the amount necessary to satisfy the withholding obligation of the Participating Companies based on the maximum statutory withholding rates in Participants applicable jurisdictions for federal, state, local and foreign income tax and payroll tax purposes that are applicable to such taxable income;
(iv) with respect to any withholding taxes arising in connection with the vesting or settlement of the RSUs, with the consent of the Administrator, by tendering to the Company vested shares of Stock having a then current Fair Market Value not exceeding the amount necessary to satisfy the withholding obligation of the Participating Companies based on the maximum statutory withholding rates in Participants applicable jurisdictions for federal, state, local and foreign income tax and payroll tax purposes that are applicable to such taxable income;
(v) with respect to any withholding taxes arising in connection with the vesting or settlement of the RSUs, through the delivery of a notice that Participant has placed a market sell order with a broker acceptable to the Company with respect to shares of Stock then issuable to Participant pursuant to the RSUs, and that the broker has been directed to pay a sufficient portion of the net proceeds of the sale to the Participating Company with respect to which the withholding obligation arises in satisfaction of such withholding taxes; provided that payment of such proceeds is then made to the applicable Participating Company at such time as may be required by the Administrator, but in any event not later than the settlement of such sale; or
(vi) in any combination of the foregoing.
(b) With respect to any withholding taxes arising in connection with the RSUs, in the event Participant fails to provide timely payment of all sums required pursuant to Section 2.5(a), the Company shall have the right and option, but not the obligation, to treat such failure as an election by Participant to satisfy all or any portion of Participants required payment obligation pursuant to Section 2.5(a)(ii) or Section 2.5(a)(iii) above, or any combination of the foregoing as the Company may determine to be appropriate. The Company shall not be obligated to deliver any certificate representing shares of Stock issuable with respect to the RSUs to Participant or his or her legal representative unless and until Participant or his or her legal representative shall have paid or otherwise satisfied in full the amount of all federal, state, local and foreign taxes applicable with respect to the taxable income of Participant resulting from the vesting or settlement of the RSUs or any other taxable event related to the RSUs.
(c) In the event any tax withholding obligation arising in connection with the RSUs will be satisfied under Section 2.5(a)(iii), then the Company may elect to instruct any brokerage firm determined acceptable to the Company for such purpose to sell on Participants behalf a whole number of shares from those shares of Stock then issuable to Participant pursuant to the RSUs as the Company determines to be appropriate to generate cash proceeds sufficient to satisfy the tax withholding obligation and to remit the proceeds of such sale to the Participating Company with respect to which the withholding obligation arises. Participants acceptance of this Award constitutes Participants instruction and authorization to the Company and such brokerage firm to complete the transactions described in this Section 2.5(c), including the transactions described in the previous sentence, as applicable. The Company may refuse to issue any shares of Stock in settlement of the RSUs to Participant until the foregoing tax withholding obligations are satisfied, provided that no payment shall be delayed under this Section 2.5(c) if such delay will result in a violation of Section 409A of the Code.
(d) Participant is ultimately liable and responsible for all taxes owed in connection with the RSUs, regardless of any action any Participating Company takes with respect to any tax withholding obligations that arise in connection with the RSUs. No Participating Company makes any representation or undertaking regarding the treatment of any tax withholding in connection with the awarding, vesting or payment of the RSUs or the subsequent sale of Shares. The Participating Companies do not commit and are under no obligation to structure the RSUs to reduce or eliminate Participants tax liability.]4
Section 2.6 Rights as Stockholder. Neither Participant nor any Person claiming under or through Participant will have any of the rights or privileges of a stockholder of the Company in respect of any Shares deliverable hereunder unless and until certificates representing such Shares (which may be in book-entry form) will have been issued and recorded on the records of the Company or its transfer agents or registrars and delivered to Participant (including through electronic delivery to a brokerage account). Except as otherwise provided herein, after such issuance, recordation and delivery, Participant will have all the rights of a stockholder of the Company with respect to such Shares, including, without limitation, the right to receipt of dividends and distributions on such Shares.
Section 3.1 Introduction. The parties acknowledge and agree that (a) the provisions and covenants contained in this ARTICLE III (i) have been negotiated and are entered into in good faith as an ancillary agreement in connection with the grant of the RSUs [and Dividend Equivalents] contemplated by this Agreement, (ii) are material to this Agreement, (iii) are provided for, among other things, the protection of the Companys trade secrets, confidential and commercially-sensitive information, client and customer relationships, goodwill and reputation (which is an honest and just purpose), (iv) are reasonable in geographic and temporal scope and (v) do not impose a greater restriction or restraint than is necessary to protect the Companys trade secrets, confidential and commercially-sensitive information, client and customer relationships and contacts, goodwill, reputation and other legitimate business interests, (b) the Participant (i) is employed or otherwise engaged as an independent contractor or other service provider by the Company, (ii) has been and/or will be provided with confidential and commercially-sensitive information regarding the Company and its business during his or her employment and/or service with the Company, and (iii) provides special, unique and extraordinary services to the Company, (c) the provisions of this ARTICLE III do not adversely affect the Participants ability to earn a living in any capacity, stifle the Participants ability to use his or her inherent skills and experience, or otherwise impose undue hardship or oppression on the Participant, and (d) the entitlement to the benefits provided to the Participant under this Agreement, whether or not such benefits have vested and/or become exercisable, constitute sufficient consideration for all of the Participants covenants contained in this ARTICLE III.
Section 3.2 Confidential Information. Except as permitted by the Board, during the term of the Participants employment and/or service with the Company and at all times thereafter, the Participant shall not divulge, furnish or make accessible to anyone or use in any way other than in the ordinary course of the business of the Company, any confidential, proprietary or secret knowledge or information of the Company
Note to Draft: To include if no mandatory sell to cover election.
or any of its affiliates, whether developed by the Participant or others, including but not limited to (a) trade secrets, (b) confidential and proprietary plans, developments, research, processes, designs, methods or material (whether or not patented or patentable), (c) customer and supplier lists, (d) strategic or other business, marketing or sales plans, (e) financial data and plans and (f) Proprietary Information. The Participant acknowledges that the above-described knowledge and information constitute unique and valuable assets of the Company and represent a substantial investment of time and expense by the Company, and that any disclosure or other use of such knowledge or information other than for the sole benefit of the Company would be wrongful and would cause irreparable harm to the Company. During the term of the Participants employment and/or service with the Company, the Participant shall refrain from any acts or omissions that would reduce the value of such knowledge or information to the Company. The foregoing obligations of confidentiality shall not apply to any knowledge or information that (i) is now or subsequently becomes generally publicly known for reasons other than the Participants violation of this Agreement, (ii) is independently made available to the Participant in good faith by a third party who has not violated a confidential relationship with the Company, or (iii) is required to be disclosed by legal process, other than as a direct or indirect result of the breach of this Agreement by the Participant.
Section 3.3 Ventures. If, during the Participants employment and/or service with the Company, the Participant is engaged in or associated with the planning or implementing of any project, program or venture involving the Company, all rights in such project, program or venture shall belong to the Company, as applicable. Except as approved in writing by the Board, the Participant shall not be entitled to any interest in any such project, program or venture or to any commission, finders fee or other compensation in connection therewith. The Participant shall have no interest, direct or indirect, in any customer or supplier that conducts business with the Company, provided that a passive investment of less than 2.5% of the outstanding shares of capital stock of any customer or supplier listed on a national securities exchange or publicly traded in the over-the-counter market shall not constitute a breach of this sentence.
Section 3.4 Agreement Not to Compete. During the term of the Participants employment and/or service with the Company and during the 18-month period following the date of termination thereof (the Restricted Period), regardless of the reason for such termination and regardless of whether the termination is initiated by the Company or Participant, the Participant shall not, directly or indirectly, engage in any manner or capacity (including without limitation as a proprietor, owner, principal, agent, partner, officer, director, employee, member of any association, consultant or otherwise) in any Company Business (as defined below) in the Territory (as defined below). For purposes of this ARTICLE III, (a) Company means Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. and any parent, affiliated, related and/or direct or indirect subsidiary entity thereof, (b) Company Business means (i) the design, development, operation, management, advertisement, promotion, solicitation, marketing or sale of health and fitness clubs or health and fitness club memberships, (ii) any services, products or programs offered by health and fitness clubs, including but not limited to personal training, nutritional supplements; health testing or health assessments; wellness services or programs (whether direct to consumer or business to business); weight loss services or programs; kids activities; salons, spas, and medical spas; restaurants or cafes; athletic events and related services (including race timing and registration), and (iii) any other product or service that grows into a material business for the Company (or is under development and is projected to grow into a material business for the Company) as of the Participants Cessation Date, and (c) Territory means the United States, Canada and any other country in which the Company is then doing Company Business as of the Participants Cessation Date. Ownership by the Participant, as a passive investment, of less than 2.5% of the outstanding shares of capital stock of any corporation listed on a national securities exchange or publicly traded in the over-the-counter market shall not constitute a breach of this Section 3.4.
Section 3.5 Agreement Not to Solicit or Hire Employees. During the term of the Participants employment and/or service with the Company and during the Restricted Period, regardless of the reason for such termination and regardless of whether the termination is initiated by the Company or Participant, the Participant shall not, in any manner or capacity (including without limitation as a proprietor, owner, principal, agent, partner, officer, director, stockholder, employee, member of any association, consultant or otherwise), directly or indirectly, hire, engage or solicit for the purpose of employing or otherwise engaging any person who is then an employee of the Company or who was an employee of the Company as of the Participants Cessation Date or at any time in the six-month period prior to such hiring, engagement or solicitation.
Section 3.6 Agreement Not to Solicit Business Relations. During the term of the Participants employment and/or service with the Company and during the Restricted Period, regardless of the reason for such termination and regardless of whether the termination is initiated by the Company or Participant, the Participant shall not, in any manner or capacity (including without limitation as a proprietor, owner, principal, agent, partner, officer, director, stockholder, employee, member of any association, consultant or otherwise), directly or indirectly, solicit, request, advise or induce any current or potential customer, member, supplier or other business contact of the Company to cancel, curtail or otherwise change its relationship with the Company.
Section 3.7 Blue Pencil Doctrine. If the duration of, the scope of or any business activity covered by any provision of this ARTICLE III is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be in excess of what is valid and enforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be construed to cover only that duration, scope or activity that is valid and enforceable, and all other provisions of this Article IV shall remain in full force and effect. The Participant hereby acknowledges that this Article IV shall be given the construction that renders its provisions valid and enforceable to the maximum extent, not exceeding its express terms, possible under applicable law. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, this Section 3.7 shall in no event apply to the extent its application would render this Article IV (or any portion thereof) unenforceable under applicable law.
Section 3.8 Return of Records and Property. On or within thirty (30) days of the Cessation Date or at any other time as required by the Company, the Participant shall promptly deliver to the Company any and all Company records and any and all Company property in the Participants possession or under the Participants control, and all copies thereof, including without limitation manuals, books, blank forms, documents, letters, memoranda, notes, notebooks, reports, printouts, computer disks, computer tapes, source codes, data, tables or calculations, keys, access cards, access codes, passwords, credit cards, personal computers, telephones and other electronic equipment belonging to the Company, and shall also permanently delete all Company email, all Company customer, member, supplier or other business contacts information, and all other Company information from the Participants computer, mobile phone and other electronic devices.
Section 3.9 Protectable Material; Trade Secrets.
(a) All right, title and interest in all discoveries, inventions, improvements, innovations and other material that the Participant shall conceive or originate individually or jointly or commonly with others during the term of the Participants employment and/or service with the Company (i) that are directly related to the business of the Company or to the Companys actual or demonstrably anticipated research or development, or that results from any work performed by the Participant for the Company, (ii) for which any equipment, supplies, facility or trade secret information of the Company was used and/or (iii) which was not developed entirely on the Participants own time, whether or not patentable, copyrightable, or registrable as a trademark (Protectable Material), shall be the property of the Company and are hereby assigned by the Participant to the Company (and the Participant agrees to assign all Protectable Material to the Company in the future), along with ownership of any and all patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the Protectable Material. Upon request and without
further compensation therefor, but at no expense to the Participant, the Participant shall execute any and all papers and perform all other acts necessary to assist the Company to obtain and register patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights on the Protectable Materials in any and all countries. Where applicable, works of authorship created by the Participant for the Company in performing the Participants duties and responsibilities hereunder shall be considered works made for hire, as defined in the U.S. Copyright Act.
(b) All trade secret information conceived or originated by the Participant that arises during the term of the Participants employment and/or service with the Company and out of the performance of the Participants duties and responsibilities to the Company or any related material or information shall be the property of the Company, and all rights therein are hereby assigned by the Participant to the Company.
(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Participant understands that pursuant to the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, the Participant shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that (A) is made (i) in confidence to a federal, state, or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (ii) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or (B) is made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal.
Section 3.10 Non-Disparagement. The Participant will not malign, defame or disparage the reputation, character, image, products or services of the Company, or the reputation or character of the Companys directors, officers, employees, shareholders or agents, either orally or in writing, at any time; provided that nothing in this Section 3.10 shall be construed to limit or restrict the Participant from providing truthful information to the extent required by applicable law in connection with any legal proceeding, government investigation or other legal matter.
Section 3.11 Enforcement. The Participant acknowledges that the provisions of Article IV are reasonable and necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the Company, and that any violation of those provisions by the Participant would cause real, immediate, substantial and irreparable harm to the Company to such an extent that monetary damages alone would be an inadequate remedy therefor. Therefore, in the event of any actual or threatened breach of any provision of Article IV, the Company shall, in addition to any other remedies it may have, be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief to enforce such provisions and to restrain the Participant from violating or continuing to violate such provisions, and such relief may be granted without the necessity of proving actual monetary damages or posting bond. The Participant agrees that the Restricted Period shall be tolled, and shall not run, during any period of time in which he or she is in violation of the terms of Section 3.4, Section 3.5 or Section 3.6, in order that the Company and its affiliates shall have all of the agreed-upon temporal protection recited herein. No breach of any provision of this Agreement by the Company, or any other claimed breach of contract or violation of law, or change in the nature or scope of the Participants employment and/or service relationship with the Company, shall operate to extinguish the Participants obligation to comply with ARTICLE III. The Company (including, without limitation, its affiliates) are third party beneficiaries under this Agreement and shall have the right to enforce all of the Participants obligations to the Company under this Agreement, including without limitation pursuant to ARTICLE III, and the Company shall be entitled to assign its rights under this Article IV without the Participants consent and any such assignees shall have the right to enforce all of the Participants obligations to comply with this ARTICLE III. The Participant covenants and agrees that he or she has received adequate consideration for his or her obligations contained in ARTICLE III, and will not take the position that the covenants contained in ARTICLE III are void for lack of consideration. The Participant will be responsible for any and all attorneys fees and costs the Company incurs in enforcing the Participants obligations contained in ARTICLE III.
Section 4.1 Administration. The Administrator shall have the power to interpret the Plan, the Grant Notice and this Agreement and to adopt such rules for the administration, interpretation and application of the Plan, the Grant Notice and this Agreement as are consistent therewith and to interpret, amend or revoke any such rules. All actions taken and all interpretations and determinations made by the Administrator will be final and binding upon Participant, the Company and all other interested Persons. To the extent allowable pursuant to Applicable Law, no member of the Committee or the Board will be personally liable for any action, determination or interpretation made with respect to the Plan, the Grant Notice or this Agreement.
Section 4.2 RSUs Not Transferable. The RSUs may not be sold, pledged, assigned or transferred in any manner other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, unless and until the Shares underlying the RSUs have been issued, and all restrictions applicable to such Shares have lapsed. No RSUs or any interest or right therein or part thereof shall be liable for the debts, contracts or engagements of Participant or his or her successors in interest or shall be subject to disposition by transfer, alienation, anticipation, pledge, encumbrance, assignment or any other means whether such disposition be voluntary or involuntary or by operation of law by judgment, levy, attachment, garnishment or any other legal or equitable proceedings (including bankruptcy), and any attempted disposition thereof shall be null and void and of no effect, except to the extent that such disposition is permitted by the preceding sentence.
Section 4.3 Adjustments. The Administrator may accelerate the vesting of all or a portion of the RSUs in such circumstances as it, in its sole discretion, may determine. Participant acknowledges that the RSUs and the Shares subject to the RSUs are subject to adjustment, modification and termination in certain events as provided in this Agreement and the Plan, including Article VIII of the Plan.
Section 4.4 Notices. Any notice to be given under the terms of this Agreement to the Company shall be addressed to the Company in care of the Secretary of the Company at the Companys principal office, and any notice to be given to Participant shall be addressed to Participant at Participants last email or physical address reflected on the Companys records. By a notice given pursuant to this Section 4.4, either party may hereafter designate a different address for notices to be given to that party. Any notice shall be deemed duly given when sent via email (to Participant only) or when sent by certified mail (return receipt requested) and deposited (with postage prepaid) in a post office or branch post office regularly maintained by the United States Postal Service.
Section 4.5 Titles. Titles are provided herein for convenience only and are not to serve as a basis for interpretation or construction of this Agreement.
Section 4.6 Governing Law. The laws of the State of Delaware shall govern the interpretation, validity, administration, enforcement and performance of the terms of this Agreement regardless of the law that might be applied under principles of conflicts of laws.
Section 4.7 Conformity to Securities Laws. Participant acknowledges that the Plan, the Grant Notice and this Agreement are intended to conform to the extent necessary with all Applicable Laws, including, without limitation, the provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and any and all regulations and rules promulgated thereunder by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state securities laws and regulations. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Plan shall be administered, and the RSUs are granted, only in such a manner as to conform to Applicable Law. To the extent permitted by Applicable Law, the Plan, the Grant Notice and this Agreement shall be deemed amended to the extent necessary to conform to Applicable Law.
Section 4.8 Amendment, Suspension and Termination. To the extent permitted by the Plan, this Agreement may be wholly or partially amended or otherwise modified, suspended or terminated at any time or from time to time by the Administrator or the Board, provided that, except as may otherwise be provided by the Plan, no amendment, modification, suspension or termination of this Agreement shall adversely affect the RSUs in any material way without the prior written consent of Participant.
Section 4.9 Successors and Assigns. The Company may assign any of its rights under this Agreement to single or multiple assignees, and this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Company. Subject to the restrictions on transfer set forth in Section 4.2 and the Plan, this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the heirs, legatees, legal representatives, successors and assigns of the parties hereto.
Section 4.10 Limitations Applicable to Section 16 Persons. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan or this Agreement, if Participant is subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act, the Plan, the RSUs [(including RSUs that result from the deemed reinvestment of Dividend Equivalents), the Dividend Equivalents], the Grant Notice and this Agreement shall be subject to any additional limitations set forth in any applicable exemptive rule under Section 16 of the Exchange Act (including any amendment to Rule 16b-3 of the Exchange Act) that are requirements for the application of such exemptive rule. To the extent permitted by Applicable Law, this Agreement shall be deemed amended to the extent necessary to conform to such applicable exemptive rule.
Section 4.11 Not a Contract of Employment. Nothing in this Agreement or in the Plan shall confer upon Participant any right to continue to serve as an employee or other service provider of any Participating Company or shall interfere with or restrict in any way the rights of any Participating Company, which rights are hereby expressly reserved, to discharge or terminate the services of Participant at any time for any reason whatsoever, with or without cause, except to the extent (a) expressly provided otherwise in a written agreement between a Participating Company and Participant or (b) where such provisions are not consistent with applicable foreign or local laws, in which case such applicable foreign or local laws shall control.
Section 4.12 Entire Agreement. The Plan, the Grant Notice and this Agreement (including any exhibit hereto) constitute the entire agreement of the parties and supersede in their entirety all prior undertakings and agreements of the Company and Participant with respect to the subject matter hereof.
Section 4.13 Section 409A. This Award is not intended to constitute nonqualified deferred compensation within the meaning of Section 409A and shall be interpreted consistent with such intent. However, notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, the Grant Notice or this Agreement, if at any time the Administrator determines that this Award (or any portion thereof) may be subject to Section 409A, the Administrator shall have the right in its sole discretion (without any obligation to do so or to indemnify Participant or any other Person for failure to do so) to adopt such amendments to the Plan, the Grant Notice or this Agreement, or adopt other policies and procedures (including amendments, policies and procedures with retroactive effect), or take any other actions, as the Administrator determines are necessary or appropriate for this Award either to be exempt from the application of Section 409A or to comply with the requirements of Section 409A.
Section 4.14 Agreement Severable. In the event that any provision of the Grant Notice or this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be severable from, and such invalidity or unenforceability will not be construed to have any effect on, the remaining provisions of the Grant Notice or this Agreement.
Section 4.15 Limitation on Participants Rights. Participation in the Plan confers no rights or interests other than as herein provided. This Agreement creates only a contractual obligation on the part of the Company as to amounts payable and shall not be construed as creating a trust. Neither the Plan nor any underlying program, in and of itself, has any assets. Participant shall have only the rights of a general unsecured creditor of the Company with respect to amounts credited and benefits payable, if any, with respect to the RSUs [and Dividend Equivalents].
Section 4.16 Clawback. The RSUs (including any proceeds, gains or other economic benefit the Participant actually or constructively receives upon receipt or settlement of the RSUs or the receipt or resale of any Shares underlying the RSUs) will be subject to any Company claw-back policy as in effect from time to time, including any claw-back policy adopted to comply with Applicable Laws (including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder).
Section 4.17 Counterparts. The Grant Notice may be executed in one or more counterparts, including by way of any electronic signature, subject to Applicable Law, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which together shall constitute one instrument.
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